Saturday, September 27, 2014

Newborn Parenting FAQs - No stool passed for 5-6 days, what to do?

Q: What if baby doesn't pass stool for 5-6 days?

A: In a baby who is exclusively Breast Fed, this is NOT a sign of constipation in the first few months of life. Nothing needs to be done, except may be simethicone drops (like colic aid etc.) if the child is uncomfortable or gassy. In almost all cases, this will improve with the passage of time without any medicines, and none should be used without consulting your pediatrician

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